Some Observations on the Commission Report of the International Labor Organization Concerning Labor Practices in Portuguese Africa

by Malcolm McVeigh
New York, New York
June 1962
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
16 pages
Type: Report
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Portugal
Language: English
Observations on the Commission Report of the International Labor Organization Concerning Labor Practices in Portuguese Africa. The report says the Portuguese Government in their press releases in the United States and elsewhere has suggested that the ILO Report is a vindication of labor practices in Portuguese Africa. The report says in analyzing the Commission Report it is important to remember that it deals with the situation only after November 23, 1960, since the Abolition of Forced Labor Convention, 1957, was not ratified by Portugal until that date. The report says a number of changes made in the labor laws since February 25, 1961, when the Government of Ghana first submitted its complaint about labor practices in Angola. • Concerning Compulsory Cultivation • Concerning Public Works • Concerning Fiscal Obligations • Concerning Penal Labor • Concerning Recruiting
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